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Strategy

Naspers companies connect people to each other and the wider world, help people improve their daily lives, and entertain audiences with the best of local and global content. Every day, hundreds of millions of people use our products and services.

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For more than 100 years we have grown by investing in, acquiring and building leading companies with sustainable competitive advantages
We believe in the power of local backed by global scale
We continue to back new business models to fuel our growth and increasingly, we look for opportunities to address big societal needs in markets where we see the greatest growth potential. These include all major markets in the world. Where we see a company with promise, we move quickly to expand and scale it.
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We believe we are the best global growth partner for founders, startups and other investors with the ambition to scale in our markets
Our operating model is different from many other companies. We both invest in and run leading companies, and we add value at all life-stages. We create our own businesses or invest in early stage companies, we take promising models and grow them quickly to scale, we evolve and grow companies already at scale, and we hold investments in listed companies with significant upside. 
segments
Today, the Naspers group is organised into six business areas: Classifieds, Payments, B2C eCommerce, Ventures, Video Entertainment, and Media. We also hold sizable investments in listed assets Tencent, Mail.ru and MakeMyTrip Limited. 
Classifieds
Our Classifieds business provides mobile and digital local marketplaces that connect more than 300 million buyers and sellers every month in more than 40 countries around the world. Our companies OLX, Avito and letgo have the #1 mobile classifieds app in more than 20 countries.
In OLX, we continue to build the world’s #1 Classifieds brand in high-growth markets.

In OLX, we continue to build the world’s #1 Classifieds brand in high-growth markets.

letgo is an innovative mobile-only classifieds platform designed to disrupt markets without a strong mobile classifieds player. Avito is the leading classifieds business in Russia.
Payments
PayU is one of the largest Payment Service Platforms in the world, focusing on markets with long-term growth potential. It has leading positions across Africa and the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, India, and Latin America. PayU’s 250 payment options enable safe transactions in 16 countries for more than 160,000 merchants, allowing them to focus on reaching the 2.2 billion consumers in our markets.
PayU’s broad range of payment solutions is available to consumers of Naspers eCommerce companies as well as third-party platforms.

PayU’s broad range of payment solutions is available to consumers of Naspers eCommerce companies as well as third-party platforms.

PayU is a regulated financial institution and holds licenses from national banks and local regulators. Its products include a digital consumer wallet, a PCI DSS certified payment gateway, anti-fraud systems and an online Visa/MasterCard acquirer.  payu.com
B2C
Our B2C eCommerce segment contains our business to consumer e-commerce companies and investments. These businesses are leading players in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa and include eMAG, Flipkart, Konga and Takealot, as well as our investment in the leading online travel business in India, MakeMyTrip Limited.
B2C eCommerce is one of the largest revenue pools with the lowest global player concentration.

B2C eCommerce is one of the largest revenue pools with the lowest global player concentration.

We work closely with the founders and CEOs to help them scale and grow their local and regional businesses, while looking out for new disruptive models.
Ventures
Our Ventures team hunts for new opportunities to back high potential internet businesses and help their founders to scale globally
 With deep expertise in strategy, product, mobile and UX, M&A, and research and intelligence, the team keeps Naspers one-step ahead of emerging consumer, technology and competitive trends.

With deep expertise in strategy, product, mobile and UX, M&A, and research and intelligence, the team keeps Naspers one-step ahead of emerging consumer, technology and competitive trends.

The Ventures team also provides expertise and advice to all Naspers companies, capturing and sharing strategic competitive insights across the group.

The Ventures team also provides expertise and advice to all Naspers companies, capturing and sharing strategic competitive insights across the group.

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Video Entertainment
Through MultiChoice South Africa and MultiChoice Africa, our Video Entertainment division brings quality entertainment anytime, anywhere, on any device to more than 10 million subscribing households in around 50 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
We source channels and content from around the world as well as produce local content. Our extensive investment in the creation of content made in Africa, for Africa, showcases and builds local talent in all stages of content production.
As an African business, our investments have brought social and economic benefits to the communities in which we operate through access to information, job opportunities, partnerships and training. We partner with local entrepreneurs, governments and broadcasters across the continent and tailor our operations to local needs.
We pioneered pay-tv in Africa and we have a long history of introducing cutting-edge technology, like the dual-view decoder, high-definition channels and catch-up functionality.

We pioneered pay-tv in Africa and we have a long history of introducing cutting-edge technology, like the dual-view decoder, high-definition channels and catch-up functionality.

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We also develop content protection and access-management technologies for internet, pay-television and mobile platforms.

We also develop content protection and access-management technologies for internet, pay-television and mobile platforms.

Training and development form a vital part of our strategy of operating leading companies in markets with long-term growth potential. We ensure quality programmes are offered toour people worldwide. For example, we have created an inhouse course for classifieds professionals with a range of business and technical modules designed to increase skill levels and promote knowledge sharing.

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In 2015 we launched ShowMax, an online subscription video-on-demand service supplying an extensive catalogue of TV shows and movies.

In 2015 we launched ShowMax, an online subscription video-on-demand service supplying an extensive catalogue of TV shows and movies.

Through our relationships with major production studios from across the globe, we deliver both world-class international content as well as the best of local content to Africa and beyond.
ShowMax is accessible across a wide range of devices from smart TVs and computers to smartphones and tablets.

ShowMax is accessible across a wide range of devices from smart TVs and computers to smartphones and tablets.

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Media

Founded in Stellenbosch in 1915 to produce a Dutch language newspaper, Naspers started as a print business.
Today, the group has grown beyond recognition, and since 2000 our news and print businesses have been organised under the umbrella brand Media24.

Today, the group has grown beyond recognition, and since 2000 our news and print businesses have been organised under the umbrella brand Media24.

It is South Africa’s leading publisher, with more than 40 magazines and 80 newspapers and reaches more than 13 million monthly unique browsers across its digital platforms. Media24 has interests in digital media and services, newspapers, magazines, e-commerce, book publishing, print and distribution and continues to shape the media landscape.